The Ufirst Project

Why the Change?

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The Challenge

UVA currently faces:

  • 70+ disjointed systems that collect HR data and six different learning management systems across three entities
  • 20+ employee categories governed by 152 HR policies
  • Inconsistent HR service experience
  • Systemic inefficiencies and redundancies
  • Increasingly competitive market for new talent
  • Retirement of existing talent

The Transformation

Improvements include:

  • HR Processes & Procedures: Streamlined, electronic processes that save time and energy
  • Organizational Structure: Provides support at the local level, backed by a network of HR specialists providing core services
  • Service: High-quality and consistent services delivered to all faculty, staff, and team members, supported by metrics, creating transparent accountability
  • HR Technology: State-of-the art HR technology that will enable better service and easier access to information


The Support

Hear from the Ufirst Project Executive Sponsors

image includes quotes from Ufirst executive sponsors Pat Hogan, Tom Katsouleas, and Richard Shannon. The quotes describe why they each believe in the project.


Learn more about the HR transformation and Ufirst Project

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